A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand. Event id: us100077c1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100077c1. Exact location, longitude 174.246° East, latitude -41.7294° South, depth = 13.07 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:58:01 / 3:58 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 13.07 km (8 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/11/16 / 2016-11-13 15:58:01 / November 13, 2016 @ 3:58 pm.
Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). The epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Petone (c. 6 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nelson, Upper Hutt, Porirua.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty, in the last 10 days fourty, in the past 30 days fourty and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 34 km SE of Blenheim, New Zealand.
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